Stadium Casino has secured zoning approval from the Philadelphia City Council Rules Committee for a new hotel and casino resort in Stadium District, South Philadelphia, US.
The $450m project is to be built at 900 Packer Avenue, near the Philadelphia Sports Complex.
In late 2014, a casino licence was secured for the project from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in the Commonwealth.
The resort will include a Las Vegas-style casino floor, which will feature more than 2,000 slot machines, and more than 125 table games.
It will also feature a hotel with more than 200 rooms, a conference centre, a spa, restaurants, entertainment venues, and a garage with around 2,600 parking spaces.
Parx Casino CEO Tony Ricci and Cordish Companies COO Zed Smith said: "We can’t wait to get started in creating thousands of jobs and career opportunities for the people of Philadelphia."
In the first five years, the project is expected to generate more than $2bn in economic stimulus, and city tax revenues of $100m.
As well as creating 3,000 new jobs during the construction phase, the project hopes to generate about 2,000 permanent jobs upon completion.
Partnerships will be established with local educational institutions to operate training programmes for potential casino workers. These will include pre-opening job fairs, local job placement workshops, online job postings, job matching, and customised recruitment services.
African American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware chair Steven Bradley said: "The Stadium Casino agreement with the city is transformative and sets a new gold standard for inclusive economic development in the city."
Image: The Stadium District hotel and casino project is expected to create 3,000 jobs during construction phase. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Stadium Casino, LLC.